1981 American Soccer League

Statistics of American Soccer League II in season 1981.

American Soccer League
-1981 Season-
ChampionsCarolina Lightnin'
PremiersNew York United (5th title)
Top goalscorerBilly Boljevic (25)

League standings

Liberty ConferenceGWDLGFGAPTS
New York United2819455328154
Pennsylvania Stoners2817745128146
New York Eagles28132135749116
New England Sharks284024164135
Freedom ConferenceGWDLGFGAPTS
Carolina Lightnin'2816394631127
Detroit Express28152115846125
Rochester Flash28115123851100
Cleveland Cobras285122337856


1st Round

September 3 Carolina Lightnin' 2–0 Rochester Flash Memorial Stadium • Att. 5,312

September 4 Detroit Express 4–1 New York Eagles Pontiac Silverdome • Att. 7,318


  • Carolina defeated Pennsylvania, 3–1, 1–2
  • New York United defeated Detroit, 1–1, 2–1

Championship final

Carolina Lightnin' (NC)2–1(OT)New York United (NY)
Don Tobin  69'
Hugh O'Neill  115'
Report Soloman Hilton  64'
Attendance: 20,163
Referee: (USA)


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